A Wooden Cricket Bat is a specific piece of equipment that batters use to hit the ball in the sport of cricket. It usually comprises a cane handle coupled to a plain willow-wood blade. A batter who is making ground can also use it to avoid being run out by holding the bat and touching the ground with it. The bat must be no longer than 38 inches (96.5 cm) in length and no wider than 4.25 inches in width (10.8 cm). The first time it was used was in 1624. Cricket bats have only been constructed of wood since 1979. Cricket is a popular game all around the world. From easy garden games to truly competitive games, there's something for everyone. The wood used to produce cricket bats, on the other side, will almost always be the same.